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VillageFest

Address: Palm Canyon Drive between Baristo and Amado, Downtown, Palm Springs, CA
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Shopping & Fashion, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The place to meet new friends is at this old-fashioned street fair with sidewalk performers...
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Shopping & Fashion, Sights & Landmarks
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Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: The place to meet new friends is at this old-fashioned street fair with sidewalk performers, musicians, farmer's market, gifts and lots of food.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Couldn't believe the crowds! Obviously very popular. Fun way to spend a Thursday evening. Not knowing the area , parking was tough even at just shortly after 6:00. Get there early! We did find a free parkade behind the Hyatt which was not too far a walk. It was a good find we think!

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MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

We spent a recent Thursday evening here. Packed with people, yet were were still able to find free parking. The food booths are mostly concentrated on the north end. Enjoyed fish tacos from the Mexican food vendor and great people watching while we ate. There is live music, street entertainment and lots of shopping!

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Chicago
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72 reviews 72 reviews
22 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Village Fest happens every Thursday evening in downtown Palm Springs on Palm Canyon Drive with the exception of a couple of holidays. If the weather is good, which is 95% of the time, this is a nice way to spend an evening out in the lovely Palm Springs air. There is your typical array of street vendors, street performers and... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

market booths start setting up around 4:30 onwards. lots of food, a few blocks long. shops are open too. There is a $10 store where everything in the store is $10. whether its a scarf or a jacket, gorgeous sweaters. another lacy store for $16.

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canada
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

It is nice to visit every year the Thursday market and admire the creativity of so many people in the valley. Crowded sometimes, to much donations booths, but good walk!!!

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New Market, Alabama
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89 reviews 89 reviews
19 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

The VillageFest on Thursday nights is a lot of fun. Good food, many vendors and an assortment of vendors that one usually does not see at a street fair. Everything from produce, jewelry, art and a lot of weird stuff. Very crowded and everyone is having fun. The different musicians made for an interesting night. Just wear a good pair... More 

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Costa Mesa, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

Wow, what a street event this is. My husband and I certainly got some exercise walking this Faire. There must be a hundred booths and 100's of people. It's dog friendly, so bring Fido with you. The restaurants on the street are booming, so make reservations or expect over an hour or more wait for a table. There's some food... More 

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Pateros, Washington
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19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 via mobile

What a fun time! Blocks filled with local artisans, musicians, farmers and food vendors. I can't imagine the work that goes in to putting this on every Thursday evening. What a gem for visitors and locals alike. You can find metal art, paintings, handmade clothing and jewelry, fresh fruits and veggies, candy, salsa, street musicians entertaining on every corner and... More 

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Grenfell
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Two couples visiting from Canada. Took in the VillageFest on a Thurs evening. There was a good crowd, lots of booths and a variety of wares for sale. We were very surprised at the number of dogs at the event. We were also surprised the street lights throughout the city were not utilized. It was very dark on the side... More 

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Harrisonville, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This event has increased in size lots of fun things to look at and buy I have been buying earring from Cathy's Cuffs for many years they make a great gift. Also have purchased the spray paint artist painting too. Love to watch him work.

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